The team at HMS are proud to have supported both HMS Queen Elizabeth and the team at BAE during her recent visit to her home base of HMNB Portsmouth. Hythe Marine Services conducted mechanical works, fabrication works, electrical and hydraulic engineering as well as consultancy support to ensure that HMS Queen Elizabeth is ship shape.
Hythe was able to showcase its ability to integrate with the world leading BAE team and the Royal Navy on a vast array of different projects and packages during this period with up to 100 HMS staff involved on any given day.
The Royal Navy aircraft carrier left Portsmouth on Monday and is making a trip to the dry-dock in Rosyth in Scotland for maintenance work. She will also be reunited with her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales to begin a six-week maintenance period.
During the dry-dock period, the carrier will undergo a routine, planned hull survey and maintenance of its underwater systems, according to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Once completed, Queen Elizabeth will return to HMNB Portsmouth and continue to conduct a period of helicopter trials in UK waters before heading to the east coast of the US later this year for more fixed-wing flight trials involving Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft.